Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety at the International Union of Railways (UIC), writes that, to better address risks at level crossings, soft or harder measures must be taken not only by the railways, but also by the road sector and relevant authorities.
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Representing the second order from SNCF for the Normandy region, Bombardier will supply 11 additional OMNEO Premium double-deck EMU trains.
The Coradia Polyvalent trains, used by SNCF Voyageurs throughout the French regions, provide passengers with an ecological and economical mode of transport.
Thalys passengers can now choose between around 50 local taxi fleets to complete their rail journeys via the Thalys app or website.
The new commitments include plastic-free service, planting a tree for every Eurostar train service, and gaining a third star from the SRA for food service.
The almost €100 million funds will be used to finance eligible projects including maintenance, improvement and energy optimisation of railways, plus new route and line extension investments.
In addition to the Polyvalent's standard specification, the region has requested that the trains benefit from specific equipment such as automatic passenger counting, spaces for bicycles and frontal display of destinations.
The Board of Directors of Renfe have approved the entry of the company into the high-speed market of France with rolling stock from Alstom.
The dual-mode Coradia Polyvalent trains will have four cars each, with a capacity of 214 seats, which will be equipped with reading lights and sockets.
Designed to ensure cross-border links thanks to ERTMS technology, these trains can run on several types of network voltages.
By reinforcing security whilst improving the flow of travellers at borders, passenger satisfaction will be improved.
Having already chosen the HASTUS solution for planning and operations of its Transilien network in the Paris region, SNCF is now deploying GIRO’s software for its national TGV high-speed train network.
With this order, the 360 Francilien train fleet will be the largest rail series in Île-de-France; improving the punctuality of the lines in Paris.